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The beauty of a full UST setup...
« on: December 13, 2008, 06:08:29 PM »
Just put on a new UST tire (Continental 2.5 Diesel Pro) on a Mavic 823 UST rim on my Intense and had zero issues with anything.  It so simple when you don't resort to ghetto setups :)

1.  Take off old tire and tube
2.  Install UST valve stem (I had to do this because the old tire wasn't tubeless)
3.  Install new tire
4.  Inflate with a floor pump (regular pumping, it held air with the first pump) to tire's max psi to help set the bead
5.  Bounce it a couple of times because I enjoy doing this
6.  Reinstall wheel on bike

No goop, no mess, no fuss.
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Re: The beauty of a full UST setup...
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2008, 08:42:29 PM »
I just did the same thing 2 days ago with my Stan's rim, and a brand new Kosmik light and just a little stan's fluid. I pumped it right up with a floor pump and it hasn't lost any air yet. :-\

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Re: The beauty of a full UST setup...
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2008, 08:55:42 PM »
Full UST is the shizzit :) I still like to run a couple oz's of stans fluid just for thorn protection.

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Re: The beauty of a full UST setup...
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2008, 09:18:54 PM »
I just read and here stories about using tire x on rim y and having to add z amount of liquid while spinning it 5 times counter clockwise (clockwise if you live in the southern hemisphere), etc...all in the name of saving some grams.  I just put mine on and pumped them up...a tubed tire isn't even as simple.
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Re: The beauty of a full UST setup...
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2008, 09:54:47 PM »
I just read and here stories about using tire x on rim y and having to add z amount of liquid while spinning it 5 times counter clockwise (clockwise if you live in the southern hemisphere), etc...all in the name of saving some grams.  I just put mine on and pumped them up...a tubed tire isn't even as simple.


I bet it happened because of the Full MOON!!! ;D  Truthfully, I was surprised. It really was that easy though.

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Re: The beauty of a full UST setup...
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2008, 11:10:52 PM »
you guys and your acronyms. UST?
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Re: The beauty of a full UST setup...
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2008, 11:29:16 PM »
you guys and your acronyms. UST?

UST is just a name for a standard for tubeless tires/rims
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Re: The beauty of a full UST setup...
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2008, 11:55:01 PM »
just don't ride anything technical or sudden death will occur. ;)
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Re: The beauty of a full UST setup...
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2008, 07:54:33 AM »
just don't ride anything technical or sudden death will occur. ;)

Give me a break. Didn't you crack a frame recently? ;D

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Re: The beauty of a full UST setup...
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2008, 08:19:25 AM »
my Stans was that simple too and when we ride through some thorny trails guess who wont be flat... ;D i so love my super light weight self sealing simple to use ghetto Stans setup... ;D

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Re: The beauty of a full UST setup...
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2008, 01:42:32 PM »
I'm only planning on riding them on sidewalks and maybe a grassy field or two (as long as it isn't wet) so hopefully I won't die.  If I do die, who wants my bikes?

I've had a rear UST tire on the back of my Blur for over a year now and it has held up just fine w/out Stan's.  Of course, now that I've said that I'll probably have a sidewall blowout on my next ride, but that will for discussion on another thread :)
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Re: The beauty of a full UST setup...
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2008, 04:14:24 PM »
I have had good success with the rim strip setup too, the rubber rimstrip to rubber tire contact patch makes for a very durable seal :)

 

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